Lighting System Engineer

Gardena, CA
Full Time
Mid Level

Electrical Engineer, Architectural Lighting

Arktura LLC, a global technology and design manufacturer of Architectural Systems is searching to fill a Hybrid Architectural Lighting Engineer who pushes the boundaries of lighting and has a passion for making things. You will join a collaborative multidisciplinary team of designers, engineers, software developers, scientists, and sales, and marketing experts in our state of the art Los Angeles Manufacturing Headquarters, where we will design the future of the built environment. 

Why is this role important to Arktura’s success?

As a skilled engineer with experience in both lighting and manufacturing you will question the status quo, leaning on both your experience and drive for constant improvement to lead the development of Arktura’s next innovative architectural systems.  You will join a multi-disciplinary team who challenge the expected and push the boundaries of design and engineering.  With experience in many lighting and electronic systems and the passion to be immersed in the culture and operation of world class manufacturing you will change the way spaces are lit. 

Once here you will immediately make an impact by:

Evaluating Industry and in-house lighting systems to understand the state of the art.
Developing new electrical and lighting products for the future of integrated architectural systems.
Reviewing and designing electrical specifications, wiring, and circuit diagrams to ensure Arktura provides the highest quality, reliability, and performance.
Overseeing the creation of standards for electronic/electrical systems manufacturing.
Bringing systems to life though sketching, quick prototyping, simulation, and detailed 3D Modeling.
Using your communication and clarity to lead engineering reviews and agile-based projects.
Thoughtfully developing the design and engineering details to ensure performance, ease of use, and manufacturing.
Developing documents and routing boms that will communicate how to turn your designs into reality.
Reviewing and testing your finished products in our state of the art manufacturing facility; in the same building you designed it.

Naturally, you have:

  • 2 to 5 years’ experience in lighting systems engineering and manufacturing
  • Incredible 3D modelling skills in Solidworks and/or Rhino
  • A knack for designing PCBs and efficient circuits
  • Experience with UL, ETL CSA, NEC, photometric, stress, and thermal testing
  • Confidence in several programming languages like Python, VB, or C+
  • Fun with programming DMX, Dali or other lighting protocols for control systems
  • Preformed lighting calculations for spaces
  • Experience with mechanical design for enclosures and structural systems
  • A passion for fabrication, tinkering, and working with your hands
  • Exceptional communication skills
  • A drive to take responsibility and get things done, while being a stellar team player
  • A passion for continuing to learn and grow
  • Organizational skills that help you to keep track of everything
  • A love and hate relationship with Microsoft Word and Excel
  • A degree in Electrical or Mechatronics Engineering

Any of these would be a plus:

  • Experience with architectural design, detailing or construction
  • Experience with ERP systems
  • Experience with sheet metal design
  • A passion for CNC manufacturing
  • Experience with microcontrollers

Benefits and Perks

  • The Benefits! - Include health care, paid time off, and professional development.

About Arktura:

At Arktura, we make design happen. Creativity, expert knowledge, and cutting-edge technology shape everything we do, whether it's exploring form and function in our standard architectural product, adapting our pre-configured architectural systems to meet project needs, or partnering with clients through our Solutions Studio. Our multidisciplinary team brings together architects, designers, programmers, engineers, and artists with a deep understanding of the creative process. We use our collective ingenuity to bridge the gaps between design intent and manufacturing capabilities, creating proprietary software and machinery to meet evolving demands.


Arktura is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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